Visual Astronomy Display: April 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for April 2015


  • The story of Rosetta and Philae continues in a cute animated feature describing the probe’s journey to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko;
  • NASA Planetary Science shares a video imagining how the deep oceans of Mars might have once looked;
  • Rover teams use the Mojave Desert in California to simulate searching for water on future Lunar missions;
  • A video from the American Museum of Natural History highlights the glass plate collection at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and the groundbreaking work done by Henrietta Leavitt on Cepheid variable stars;
  • Since the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter arrived in 2009, NASA has been able to discover more than two dozen new impact craters on the surface of the Moon; and
  • SciShowSpace shares two potential new, and very unique, designs for space telescopes that might be under consideration for the next generation of space astronomy research in the decades to come.

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